Punxsutawney Phil ‘indicted’ in chilly Ohio

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That’s what one of his handlers, John Griffiths, declares in response to an ‘indictment’ that the Butler County, Ohio, prosecutor issued Thursday against Pennsylvania’s famous weather-predicting groundhog.

Lucero De La Tierra‘s insight:

Yes, we are expecting lots of snow later today and tomorrow in chilly Ohio.  Are you upset about the continuing cold weather here?  Blame Punxsutawney Phil.  At least that’s what the Prosecutor in Butler County, OH is doing.


For me this story is more or less a dose of comic relief to bring a chuckle to my frozen Sunday morning.  Blaming a large rodent for our lack of warmth is all we can do to forget that there should be temps in the 50s by now.  It’s the only way we can forget that last year at this time we had had weeks of 60+ degree weather that had people knee deep in the dirt already.  Maybe this will help us appreciate the warmth even more when it finally does arrive.


We are on the cusp of spring break and I’m going to use that time free of school to start some seeds finally.  My front window is going to turn into a nursery for this years tomatoes and other warm season crops.  My hope is that by the second week in April it will be warm enough to venture out of doors to amend the garden and start sowing our cool season crops.

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